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See also: cœliac
coeliac (not comparable)
- (Britain, anatomy) Relating to the abdomen, or to the cavity of the abdomen.
1838, William James Erasmus Wilson, Practical and Surgical Anatomy, page 350:
- Next remove the middle portion of the lesser omentum, and feel for the coeliac axis.
- 2002, Colin Pinnock, Ted Lin, Tim Smith, Fundamentals of Anaesthesia, page 218,
- The coeliac plexus is formed by the two interconnecting coeliac ganglia which lie either side of the coeliac artery.
- 2010, Robert H. Whitaker, Neil R. Borley, Instant Anatomy, page 85,
- The coeliac ganglia lie on each side of the coeliac trunk.
- (Britain) Abbreviation of coeliac disease; used attributively.
1982, S. Ahlstedt, Recent Trends in Allergen and Complement Research, page 48:
- The results of skin testing and RAST indicate that most coeliac patients do not have circulating IgE specific for wheat proteins [25, 34, 108].
- 1994, Norman Leslie Kent, A. D. Evers, Technology of cereals: An Introduction for Students of Food Science and Agriculture, page 297,
- Most coeliac patients are childen, the symptoms showing when cereals are first introduced in their diet.
2008, Helen Griffiths, Coeliac Disease: Nursing Care and Management, page 10:
- Thus more fortunately for most coeliac patients a reliable diagnosis could now be made on the basis of one set of small bowel biopsies as opposed to three.
coeliac (plural coeliacs)
- (Britain) Someone who has coeliac disease.
1961, Association of National European and Mediterranean Societies of Gastroenterology, Proceedings VIth meeting of the "Association des Sociétés Nationales Européenes et Méditerranéennes de Gastro-Entérologie", page 624:
- In all 5 untreated coeliacs as well as the 3 partially treated coeliacs who were in relapse at the time of biopsy, villi were entirely absent.
1986, David R. Triger, Clinical Immunology of the Liver and Gastrointestinal Tract, page 67:
- Hyposplenism in coeliacs does not appear to lead to these diseases.
1999, Giuseppe Gobbi, Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders in Coeliac Disease, page 212:
- Instead, anecdotal observations came to dominate the literature, describing adult coeliacs as mentally peculiar, excessively nervous and unstable, depressive, or even schizophrenic (Paulley, 1959; Dohan, 1966).